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Current Finance News

Patricia Butler with her chin resting on her hand.
People | July 16, 2019

One of the professors in her department describes administrative assistant Patricia Butler as "the sunshine."

UNLV students in caps and gowns celebrating commencement
People | May 9, 2018

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

Michelle Troup
People | December 13, 2016

With a built-in network in the form of the swim team, Australian Michelle Troup took to America like a duck to, well, you know.

U.N.L.V. signage with Fall leaves in the background
Campus News | April 5, 2013
Student-led analysis of public company Kona Grill bests 350 teams from North, Central and South America; earns team trip to Global Final April 12.
Business and Community | July 2, 2012
Former UNLV roommates liked the Capriotti's restaurant chain so much they bought the company and doubled its size.
People | April 13, 2012

UNLV employees recently were honored at the 2012 Academic Recognition Ceremony with systemwide and universitywide awards for notable research, teaching, and service.

Finance In The News

Vegas Inc
April 9, 2018

In a recent look at Southern Nevadans’ finances, Las Vegas Valley residents have some of the worst credit scores, debt ratios and money management habits in the United States.

New York Times
June 26, 2017

There are no easy answers in investing. It is tempting to replicate a successful strategy — one created by an outstanding investor, like Warren Buffett, or through in-depth statistical analysis of the wisdom of crowds — and such approaches can actually work for long periods.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 18, 2016

U District beckons UNLV students with glossy pamphlets celebrating college life, a pitch punctuated with images of hip, attractive 20-somethings frolicking and posing for selfies.

Las Vegas Sun
January 20, 2016

UNLV has closed the deal on 42 acres of empty land along Tropicana Avenue and Koval Lane that could be used to build a long-awaited stadium on campus.

Vegas Seven
December 3, 2015

There were quite a few shakeups at UNLV in 2016: A new president, a medical school, a push for Tier I status. But one last change may hit before the calendar flips, as UNLV looks into partnering with Nevada Public Radio on their KUNV radio station. - See more at: http://vegasseven.com/2015/12/03/kunv-nvpr-remix/#sthash.UBYDtGzp.dpuf

March 6, 2015

Recent Finance Accomplishments

August 23, 2019
Daniel Chi (Finance) and his co-authors, Manu Gupta (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Shane A. Johnson (Texas A&M University), recently had a paper, “Short-Horizon Incentives and Stock Price Inflation,”  accepted for publication by the Journal of Corporate Finance. This publication is considered to be an "A" journal in finance. Summary of...
May 25, 2018
Chris Utterback (Finance) received the 2017-2018 Partner of the Year Award from the  Las Vegas chapter of the International Association of Insurance Professionals for the development of the insurance classes that he teaches at the Lee Business School.
April 18, 2018
Daniel Chi (Finance) and his co-authors' paper "Why Has the Value of Cash Increased over Time?" was published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. This publication is considered to be an A+ journal in finance. Additionally, he recently was interviewed by Las Vegas Sun and discussed issues concerning debt level and money...
August 23, 2017
Daniel Chi (Business) is a participant in a grant awarded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) for approximately $350,000 over a five-year period. Collaborating with him is Guotai Chi and his team at China's Dalian University of Technology. NSFC has designated the endeavor as a "key project." It will develop theory and...
March 28, 2017
Daniel Chi (Finance) is the author of  "The Dynamics of Performance Volatility and Firm Valuation," which was published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. This publication is considered to be an A+ journal. It is well known that riskier firms have lower valuation. But it is equally well known that smaller firms are riskier, yet...
October 1, 2014
Paul Thistle (Finance) has been elected vice president of the American Risk and Insurance Association. He presented a paper, "The Principal-Agent Model When Agents Can Make Mistakes," at the association's conference in Seattle in August.